ERIC Number: EJ988561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug-16
There's an App for That
Arnett, Autumn A.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v29 n14 p14-15 Aug 2012
From a proliferation of mobile applications to online distance learning, technology is rapidly changing the world, and higher education is no exception. In addition to making education more accessible to those who may not be able to attain it otherwise (through online courses and distance-learning curricula), technology contributes to a more global education, as universities increase their overseas presences and classrooms--albeit virtual--to include more international perspectives. Thanks to mobile education apps and the convenience of being able to sign in from anywhere on most any device, students can take their classwork anywhere with them. Thanks to the ease of communication via email and social networks and the ability to log on to classes from anywhere around the world, technology has made education more globally accessible and the exchange of information and ideas more instantaneous. International collaboration on research and class projects is no longer restricted by geographic location. Those who are unable to physically sit in a room together can use social media and email to work cooperatively towards a shared goal, enabling students to enjoy perspectives outside of their natural frame of reference.
Descriptors: Global Education, Distance Education, Internet, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Programming, Technological Advancement, Electronic Learning, Influence of Technology, Information Technology, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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